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Memory Man
Memory Man | David Baldacci
With over 110 million copies of his novels in print, David Baldacci is one of the most widely read storytellers in the world. Now he introduces a startling, original new character: a man with perfect memory who must solve his own family's murder. MEMORY MAN Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything. The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare--his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered. His family destroyed, their killer's identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can. But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice. MEMORY MAN will stay with you long after the turn of the final page.
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kricheal
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This was good for what it was. With that being said, I was just using this book as filler until my other holds came in. The detective thriller isn't really my go to genre... #52 #2019

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kricheal
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlylistening

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Gdsjenny
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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I took a class from Baldacci and enjoyed it, so I picked up this book. It was worth it. I love Amos Decker‘s skill/curse with memory.

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Bklover
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Thanks @Avanders for the tag! I had a hard time picking six because I‘ve had several slumps this year These have been my favorites so far this year. Great idea @Cinfhen !
#top6reads

Cinfhen A Mother‘s Reckoning was such an agonizing read 😭😭😭😭😭 great mashup of genres 🙌🏻❤️ 5mo
Tanisha_A Things fall apart! 💔 Love it. 5mo
Bklover @Cinfhen No kidding! That book still haunts me. 💔 5mo
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CouronneDhiver I‘ve read three of these six and they were all worthwhile - nice picks! 5mo
SaturnDoo I have Golden Hour and A Mother's Reckoning in my TBR, probably should move them up. I read Becoming last year but it isn't a top pick 😟 5mo
Avanders Ooh I also loved Things Fall Apart! And I really have to get on Bird Box!! ♥️ 5mo
Bklover @SaturnDoo I loved A Mother‘s Reckoning! 5mo
Peaceful_Reader I still need to read Michelle O‘s book! (edited) 5mo
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Bklover
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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I listened to this while driving from southern Mississippi back to Illinois yesterday and it was just what I needed to pass the miles away. So far David Baldacci hasn‘t let me down, and I‘m going to have to check out more of this Amos Decker series.

suzie.reads I think he's great I'm currently on boom 4 of the Will Robie series 5mo
squirrelbrain Love the Amos Decker series! 5mo
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tlmorgan
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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I‘m not sure what the deal is with this audiobook but it sounds like every other line was stitched together from different recording sessions. Voice sounds so different it sounds like a different character. Very distracting. Anyone ever run into this with audiobooks?

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Menjivar1978
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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61 % in and kinda feel like David Baldacci is trying to hard in this book. Just my opinion but most of this story isn‘t even plausible!

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Heideschrampf
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Panpan

A bit disappointed in how on the nose Baldacci is trying to tackle trendy themes to be current. Trans/Intersexuality, school schootings, police injustice, toxic masculinity and lad culture, subculture darknet, the mental spectrum... combined with his usual „superhuman with (only) one flaw“ hero and bossy female sidekick it comes out a bit boring.

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Heideschrampf
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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DONE with the #24b42019 #readathon though i was easy on myself, listening to a lot of #audiobook (s) while going about the last sunday of the year. Final tally:
📚finished Coelhos VALKYRIES for #12Littens12Books
📚 finished FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE
📼 finished VOX
📼 finished THE CLOCKS
🎼 half way through MEMORY MAN
📖 early chapters of NEVER LET ME GO

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Heideschrampf
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Listening to yet another audio while adding up my #bulletjournal #readinglog while doing #bookandbreakfast and #24b42019. I should just about make it, if i get a few pages in on the train to my new year‘s party!

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JoScho
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Amos Decker's life changed forever--twice.
The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect--he can never forget anything.
#memories #fallintoreading

BookNAround Good gravy! That sounds like a terrible superpower. 13mo
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TheBookStacker
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Loving my new kindle case!!!!!

Reviewsbylola Very cute! 13mo
rubyslippersreads ❤️❤️❤️ this! 😻 13mo
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DivineDiana
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Mehso-so

This book came highly recommended, but it was not what I expected. I did like the character Amos Decker, the “Memory Man”, who because of a football injury does not forget anything. It was the overabundance of horrific events that took place in this story that did not sit well with me. I expect a few in a crime mystery, but this crossed the line for my taste.

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DivineDiana
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Just finished a new trail walk while audio reading! #getoutdoors

Lynnsoprano Beautiful! 1y
squirrelbrain What do you think of the book? I‘ve read the first 3 in this series and really enjoyed them. Even got my husband to read all 3 one after the other, and he‘s not a reader! 1y
DivineDiana @Lynnsoprano It is so enjoyable to explore new trails! 1y
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DivineDiana @squirrelbrain It was recommended to me by a friend of my husband‘s who loves the series. This is #1 and his favorite. It definitely has my attention! 1y
Cinfhen Where u walking?? Looks gorgeous (edited) 1y
squirrelbrain I think I liked #3 best, then #1 so you‘ll have to keep going...! I‘m going to download #4 on Libby to read on my hols... 1y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen McKaig Education Center in Wayne on Croton Road. 😀🚶🏽‍♀️👋🏻 1y
DivineDiana @squirrelbrain Ok, I‘ll continue at least till #3! 😀 1y
Cinfhen I‘ve never walked that trail...but I do love walking on Main Street 😍😉hope you‘re having a good holiday 1y
DivineDiana @Cinfhen As do I! Thank you, I am! Hope you are enjoying yours as well! 😘 1y
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DivineDiana
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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This past weekend a friend of my husband‘s recommended this book. I know this author is very prolific, so I thought I would give it a try! #friendsrecommends

MicheleinPhilly He is also a genuinely nice man. My friend is his publicist. She introduced me years ago when he came to Philly to do an appearance. Then about 2 years ago my mom was going to a book signing of his in Florida. He treated her like she was the Queen. Scored me major brownie points. ☺️ 1y
DivineDiana @MicheleinPhilly Thank you for telling me! I am looking forward to reading this and now even more so! 1y
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bhargav
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I just finished book .Still breathing heavily what an extraordinary way of putting the story in words .must read book for the mystery lovers❤.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy ✌📚 1y
Nikkionlyreads I so want to read this book after my exams.. 11mo
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intothehallofbooks
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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I like Amos Decker. He never forgets anything, at all, ever. He doesn‘t pick up on normal social cues and is guilt-ridden over the murders of his wife and daughter, which he found. The details and twists are great, if sometimes really convenient. And SO much page space is given to Decker‘s body size. So my first Baldacci didn‘t reach Karin Slaughter or Michael Connelly status, but that‘s okay. Still continuing with the series! Super entertaining.

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intothehallofbooks
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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I just started this one and got hooked super early in. Like in the first few chapters. Remembering EVERYTHING? Yikes.

Since it‘s time to cook for the evening, I downloaded the audiobook from my library 🙌🏻🎧 Truth be told, I‘m not 100% sure about the audio yet but I am really liking the story! (there is background music and a conversational style of multi-narrator recording vs different narrators for each POV)

DivineDiana I‘m starting the audio! 1y
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Tera0707
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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“....[Amos] succumbed to the beast devouring his vastly altered mind.” The perfect way to describe a migraine.

CocoReads That‘s totally what I have to do too. And lie very very still. 2y
Tera0707 @CocoReads same here! Migraines are the worst 😣 2y
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Tera0707
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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This has been sitting on my shelf forever, and I‘ve finally started it. I‘m only a few chapters in and asking myself why didn‘t I start it sooner?! The first chapter hooked me. Hoping it keeps my interest the whole way through because I need to know who-dunnit.

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EadieB
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“Grand master of memory? What did she have to do?” “Three tasks. The first was to memorize 1000 random numbers in an hour next, she had to memorize the order of 10 decks of cards in an hour and lastly, memorize the order of one deck of cards in under two minutes.” #memory #may #readingresolutions @Jess7

Andrew65 Love this! 2y
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Pearrr
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Finished rather quickly as I was anxious to get to the reveal. Overall - for me - it was a great read :)

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Pearrr
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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#chapter42 😊📚 (oh heyyyy Amy ! Lol)

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Pearrr
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Richryan52
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Former cop Amos Decker has perfect recall due to a head injury; however, he has no idea who killed his wife and daughter. After a massacre at a high school, Decker learns the cases are connected. And he comes to realize that this a personal vendetta against him. It‘s a terrific read with plenty of plot twists and suspense. It‘s a tad on the gory side, if you are willing to suspend your disbelief, you might want to consider checking this one out.

SandyW I'm willing to suspend my disbelief sounds like an interesting read. But I won't get to it for awhile. 2y
Andrew65 Really enjoyed this book, but enjoyed the second book even more - I loved that one. 2y
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Richryan52
Memory Man | David Baldacci

About three-quarters of the way through this thriller. It‘s the first Amos Decker book. I read the third book first. Don‘t duplicate my mistake!

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Sid2
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Overall, Memory man is a solid thriller and a great start for the Amos Decker series.

4/5 Stars.

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Andrew65
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Amos Decker is the Memory Man, due to a sporting injury he has now got a remarkable memory and can remember everything. All well and good you think, but there's are certain #memories you don't want to remember like walking in on the murder scene for his wife and daughter. This book introduces a fabulous new character as we get to know him in this and the other books in the series. Recommended! #NoteworthyNovember

Richryan52 @andrew65 I read the third one first on my brothers recommendation. He didn‘t know or never told me about the first two. Have you any interest in Holmes? Love to get your take on my books 2y
Andrew65 @Richryan52 Not read the third one, but enjoyed the second one even more than the first. Yes, hope to read one of your books next month. 2y
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Andrew65
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I think today for #MelodiousMusicals #memories I will go with Amos Decker, the Memory Man! Have read the first two books in the trilogy and really enjoyed them, especially book 2 The Last Mile. I now need to get hold of the third book in the trilogy, The Fix. I say Trilogy but pleased to say there look as though there will be more books in the series! #audiobooks
#Cats truly has to be one of the standout musicals of the late 20th Century!

Centique I love Cats but I‘ve only seen a high school production. They did an amazing job of it though! One day I‘ll see it with a big production company 🙏 #mrmistoffeles 2y
CrowCAH Does he remember everything? And I love Cats the musical too!!! 2y
Andrew65 @Centique I'm the same with The Phantom of The Opera, seen the film but never the theatre production. 2y
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Andrew65 @CrowCAH That's his problem he cannot forget anything, including things he'd rather not remember, such as coming home to find his wife and daughter murdered. This is not a spoiler as is mentioned in the blurb for the book, and the book is about what happens next. 2y
CrowCAH @Andrew65 interesting! There was a TV show where a woman remembered everything and she helped solve murder cases, called Unforgettable. 2y
Andrew65 @CrowCAH Don't think I've seen that one. 2y
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squirrelbrain
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Gripping. I thought some of the 'deductions' made by Decker as a result of his condition were a bit too easily explained but they didn't matter overall and I moved on fairly quickly to book number two in this series.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Kappadeemom
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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"Why, no. I'm not trying to read right now. Sure, I'll pet you" ??

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Mimi28
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Starting my #Litsyparyofone off right today!! It's 5:30am I have taken my morning meds and the cats have eaten, and I should be exercising but I am going to start this novel. I missed out on last night's festivities cuz I had a whiney friend on the phone then I was just exhausted 💤💤I bought $15 worth of Easter candy yesterday and I will post it throughout the day ( including green apple edible grass that just melts in your mouth!) 👍👍😋😋📚

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CFryman_434
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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A good detective mystery is always a guilty pleasure of mine and this book was no different. Really enjoyed the characters and I think Amos is unique enough to make this a successful story. The ending felt a bit rushed but otherwise I enjoyed it. My first Baldacci, think I may pick up the second in the series. If you enjoy a good mystery, give it shot!

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GeekGrl82
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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It's not a bad book. If you like cop mysteries this will probably be right up your alley, but there's nothing outstanding about it. I think I'm just tired of the genre.

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GeekGrl82
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I haven't been in the mood for run of the mill mysteries in a long time. I hope this book club pick is a good one.

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Aim4theNeck
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This is my first David Baldacci book. The minute I started listening I was hooked. When I had no choice but to stop - because everyone has to sleep, I couldn't stop thinking about what was happening in the story and why. It was a gripping story and Amos Decker is such an interesting character. I'm looking forward to starting the next book in the series.

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Gennic
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This was such a great book! I highly recommend it!

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Gennic
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Starting this one on audiobook today. Hope it's good!

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SuperSillySara
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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My first #24in48 reading challenge book for today. Here we go!

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Kalgrl
Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Good. Great characters. Nice mystery

CDCredeur Very good read. 3y
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Leslieparker
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The end was very wonky but I couldn't stop turning the page!

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